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The Dengineers
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Genre
  • Children's television series
  • DIY
Directed by
  • Mel Taylor
  • Paul Benham
  • James Knight
  • Jay Ahmed
  • Charlotte Ingham
Presented by
Starring
  • Tony Broomhead
  • Satwinder Samra
  • Maral Tulip
  • Anthony Devine
  • Emma Kosh
  • Olga Skumial
  • Sege Rosella
  • Dee Saigal
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
No. of series 5
No. of episodes 65
Production
Executive producer(s) Annette Williams
Producer(s)
  • Jennifer Morrison
  • Mel Taylor
  • Paul Benham
  • James Knight
  • Jay Ahmed
  • Charlotte Ingham
  • Tanuja East
  • Matt Botten
  • Laura Davies-Parry
Running time 28 minutes
Production company(s) CBBC Productions
Release
Original network CBBC
Picture format 1080i
Audio format Stereo
Original release 21 November 2015 (2015-11-21) – present

The Dengineers is a British children's television series which airs on CBBC and sees the production team (styled as 'dengineers') design themed dens or play houses for children. There have been five series aired to date, with the most recent hosted by Meryl Fernandes and Joe Tracini and previous hosts being Lauren Layfield and Mark Wright. The designers are currently Sege Rosella, Olga Skumial, Tony Broomhead, Satwinder Samra, Maral Rahmantalab and formerly Dee Saigal. The series is similar to DIY SOS and Grand Designs, with the help of expert designers and builders and the youngsters themselves, the Dengineers team will then construct an extraordinary den, either completely from scratch or by transforming an existing room in the home. Each episode is themed, with designs such as an old-fashioned railway station, a 1960s American diner and an Australian outback shack.

As of early 2017, The Dengineers is also airing in the United States on the Discovery Family cable network and as of 2021 Czech Television has licensed the first two seasons.

The show won the Factual Entertainment category at the British Academy Children's Awards in 2019.

Production

The Dengineers was first announced on 16 December 2014, with other CBBC commissions for 2015. On 11 April 2015, it was announced that Mark Wright would host with then-future CBBC HQ host Lauren Layfield. On 7 July 2016, a second series was commissioned. On 11 April 2017, it was announced that Wright was set to leave and be replaced by Joe Tracini. In 2017, a special in partnership with Children in Need and Blue Peter aired with guests Naomi Wilkinson, Ayshah Tull, Katie Thistleton, Ben Shires, Rhys Stephenson and Hacker T. Dog.

Episodes

Series Episodes Originally aired
First aired Last aired
1 11 21 November 2015 (2015-11-21) 12 November 2016 (2016-11-12)
2 11 19 November 2016 (2016-11-19) 11 February 2017 (2017-02-11)
3 14 4 November 2017 (2017-11-04) 17 February 2018 (2018-02-17)
4 14 20 October 2018 (2018-10-20) 2 December 2018 (2018-12-02)
5 15 23 October 2019 (2019-10-23) 14 December 2019 (2019-12-14)

Series 1 (2015–2016)

No. Title Original air date
1 "Survival Den" 21 November 2015 (2015-11-21)
2 "Music Den" 28 November 2015 (2015-11-28)
3 "Football Den" 5 December 2015 (2015-12-05)
4 "Hawaiian Den" 12 December 2015 (2015-12-12)
5 "Dance Den" 19 December 2015 (2015-12-19)
6 "Kitchen Den" 2 January 2016 (2016-01-02)
7 "Art Den" 9 January 2016 (2016-01-09)
8 "Train Den" 16 January 2016 (2016-01-16)
9 "Spy Den" 23 January 2016 (2016-01-23)
10 "Community Den" 30 January 2016 (2016-01-30)
11 "Highlights" 12 November 2016 (2016-11-12)

Series 2 (2016–2017)

No. Title Original air date
1 "Community Den" 19 November 2016 (2016-11-19)
2 "Bollywood Den" 26 November 2016 (2016-11-26)
3 "Gingerbread Den" 3 December 2016 (2016-12-03)
4 "Hollywood Cinema Den" 10 December 2016 (2016-12-10)
5 "Adventure Den" 17 December 2016 (2016-12-17)
6 "DJ Den" 7 January 2017 (2017-01-07)
7 "Eco Den" 14 January 2017 (2017-01-14)
8 "Plane Den" 21 January 2017 (2017-01-21)
9 "Magical Library Den" 28 January 2017 (2017-01-28)
10 "Journalism Den" 4 February 2017 (2017-02-04)
11 "Highlights" 11 February 2017 (2017-02-11)

Series 3 (2017–2018)

No. Title Original air date
1 "Revisits Episode 1" 4 November 2017 (2017-11-04)
2 "Revisits Episode 2" 11 November 2017 (2017-11-11)
3 "Observatory Den" 18 November 2017 (2017-11-18)
4 "Rugby Den" 25 November 2017 (2017-11-25)
5 "Marble Run Den" 9 December 2017 (2017-12-09)
6 "Christmas Den" 16 December 2017 (2017-12-16)
7 "Scottish Castle Den" 6 January 2018 (2018-01-06)
8 "Martial Arts Den" 13 January 2018 (2018-01-13)
9 "Turkish Den" 20 January 2018 (2018-01-20)
10 "Witchcraft and Wizardry Den" 27 January 2018 (2018-01-27)
11 "Sensory Den" 3 February 2018 (2018-02-03)
12 "Sport Den" 10 February 2018 (2018-02-10)
13 "Highlights Episode" 17 February 2018 (2018-02-17)
14 "Community Den Special" 2 December 2017 (2017-12-02)

Series 4 (2018)

No. Title Original air date
1 "Australia Den" 27 October 2018 (2018-10-27)
2 "Queen Victoria Den" 28 October 2018 (2018-10-28)
3 "Army Coding Den" 3 November 2018 (2018-11-03)
4 "Sweetie Den" 4 November 2018 (2018-11-04)
5 "Politics Den" 10 November 2018 (2018-11-10)
6 "Cricket Den" 11 November 2018 (2018-11-11)
7 "Sewing Den" 17 November 2018 (2018-11-17)
8 "Farm Den" 18 November 2018 (2018-11-18)
9 "Magic Den" 24 November 2018 (2018-11-24)
10 "Cycling Den" 25 November 2018 (2018-11-25)
11 "Community Den" 12 December 2018 (2018-12-12)
12 "Highlights" 14 December 2018 (2018-12-14)
13 "Revisits One" 20 October 2018 (2018-10-20)
14 "Revisits Two" 21 October 2018 (2018-10-21)

Series 5 (2019–2020)

No. Title Original air date
1 "The Black History Den" 19 October 2019 (2019-10-19)
2 "Conservation Den" 16 November 2019 (2019-11-16)
3 "Underwater Den" 23 November 2019 (2019-11-23)
4 "Amazonian Den" 30 November 2019 (2019-11-30)
5 "Chinchilla Den" 7 December 2019 (2019-12-07)
6 "Opera House Den" 14 December 2019 (2019-12-14)
7 "Japanese Den" 4 January 2020 (2020-01-04)
8 "Crazy Golf Den" 11 January 2020 (2020-01-11)
9 "Zen Den" 18 January 2020 (2020-01-18)
10 "Funfair Den" 25 January 2020 (2020-01-25)
11 "Board Games Den" 1 February 2020 (2020-02-01)
12 "Bug Den" 8 February 2020 (2020-02-08)
13 "Highlights" 15 February 2020 (2020-02-15)
14 "Revisit 1" 22 February 2020 (2020-02-22)
15 "Revisit 2" 29 February 2020 (2020-02-29)
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